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Petty at Night

This is well lit and pretty at night. There is a small museum inside and you can walk up onto the... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
Atlanta, Georgia
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ideal for pictures

great views from there and ideal to take pictures. Visit the mueseum inside and get an idea for... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Dirk V
Quito, Ecuador
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Av. Gran Colombia | Noreste De La Ciudad, Loja 110150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

This is well lit and pretty at night. There is a small museum inside and you can walk up onto the parapet to look over the city. Open until 9pm

Thank Millet02
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

great views from there and ideal to take pictures. Visit the mueseum inside and get an idea for visiting the province.

Thank Dirk V
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Given that the Puerta de la Cuidad was built in 1571, it is a must-visit site to get a feeling for Loja. When I saw it my initial reaction was “How the hell did they manage to do it?” Check out the latest exhibit at...More

Thank Jody H
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Many arts expo are presented in the principal room of "Puerta de la Ciudad" there you can enjoy many kind of artistical expressions from the city.

Thank José Augusto S
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Besides the architecture, there is a highly recommendable tiny restaurant, where it is possible to taste typical food and traditional Ecuadorian beverages, such as hot and cold "Horchata".

Thank Xavier C
Reviewed 4 March 2018

It's a nice little attraction located near the center of town. Depending on where you stay it can be a nice walk on along the Rio Malacatos. But don't misunderstand; the Malacatos itself is more of a muddy drainage ditch than a scenic river. The...More

Thank Greg F
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Imagine a Cervantes-type fantasy of crenellated towers and a river running by it. A Dali-esque Don Quixote and Sancho Panza guard one end of the bridge. A steady stream of traffic over the bridge completes it's charm. The Cafe was closed for renovations. But you...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

Well, I did like it I can´t deny I think they should chance the name tho. For something different probably in the past I was an entrance but now just a beauty in the middle of the city. You can get nice pictures of it...More

Thank Cochu006
Reviewed 23 January 2018

A castle in a shield of Loja thought by a King ... today is an architectural monument in a city considered as the entrance to the Amazon ... !!

Reviewed 8 January 2018

I could not find how to add a brand new site to review, so I am sticking my review here. I spent only a couple days in Loja at the end of December and it rained a lot and sometimes a steady downpour so my...More

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Response from kmalivuk | Reviewed this property |
It depends on what is happening there. When I visited there was an interesting photo exhibit of old Loja which itself took more than an hour. The coffee shop also serves meals and a chance to meet locals. However English is... More